Columbus, NE
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Columbus has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 58. How does Columbus fare compared to other communities in Nebraska of all population sizes? Columbus's crime rate is lower than approximately 17% of Nebraska communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Columbus has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Columbus is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Columbus does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Columbus.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Columbus's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Columbus is one in 844.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Columbus; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Columbus Crime Data

 
Crime Index

44

(100 is safest)


Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

Columbus Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

363

390

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.18

15.92

17.11

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbus 1.18
Nebraska 2.75
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 844

in Columbus

1 in 364

in Nebraska
Columbus VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 22,797
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 2 15
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.44 0.09 0.66
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbus 15.92
Nebraska 22.41
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in Columbus

1 in 45

in Nebraska
Columbus Property CRIMES
Population: 22,797
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 60 284 19
Rate per 1,000 2.63 12.46 0.83
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Columbus Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbus 39
Nebraska 18

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